Glossary


Letter: B
 
Banbury A machine for the preparation of polymeric compounds used as raw materials for the production of plastic or rubber-based components. In the Banbury, the various ingredients are introduced according to pre-determined quantities and timings, mixed at pre-determined conditions of temperature and pressure to form compound subsequently extruded in granules or strips.
 
Body-ply Basic element on which the resistant structure of the tyre carcass is constructed.
 
Brassing Deposition on the steel wire of a very thin layer of brass (around 0.002 - 0.004 mm), necessary for the adhesion of the rubber compound to the metal cords.
 
Building In the production of tyres, the assembly of the various (semi-finished) components to obtaina "green" tyre subsequently subjected to the vulcanizing process.